Harvard University - Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology

MARKUS MEISTER

Meister
Jeff C. Tarr Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Email: meister@fas.harvard.edu
Phone: 617-496-8301

Mail: NW 219.10
Northwest Building
52 Oxford St
Cambridge, MA  02138

Meister Lab Homepage
Members of the Meister Lab
List of Publications from PubMed

Courses

MCB 390. Function of Neuronal Circuits
Catalog Number: 8883  View Course Website
Term: Fall Term; Repeated Spring Term 2013-2014.   Credit: Half course.
Instructor: Markus Meister
Course Level: Graduate Course
BIOPHYS 332. Function of Neuronal Circuits
Catalog Number: 5444  View Course Website
Term: Fall Term; Repeated Spring Term 2013-2014.   Credit: Half course.
Instructor: Markus Meister
Course Level: Graduate Course
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Research

Function of Neural Circuits:

My goal is to understand the function of neuronal circuits. By "circuit" I mean a brain structure with many neurons that has some anatomical and functional identity, and exchanges signals with other brain circuits. Most of our work has focused on the retina and the olfactory bulb, with some explorations into the visual cortex and the insect antennal lobe.

Publications

Soucy ER, Albeanu DF, Fantana AL, Murthy VN, Meister M (2009) Precision and diversity in an odor map on the olfactory bulb. Nat Neurosci 12: 210-220.

Geffen MN, Broome BM, Laurent G, Meister M (2009) Neural encoding of rapidly fluctuating odors. Neuron 61: 570-586.

Fantana AL, Soucy ER, Meister M (2008) Rat olfactory bulb mitral cells receive sparse glomerular inputs. Neuron 59: 802-814.

Gollisch T, Meister M (2008) Rapid neural coding in the retina with relative spike latencies. Science 319: 1108-1111.

Kim IJ, Zhang Y, Yamagata M, Meister M, Sanes JR (2008) Molecular identification of a retinal cell type that responds to upward motion. Nature 452: 478-482.

Ölveczky BP, Baccus SA, Meister M (2007) Retinal adaptation to object motion. Neuron 56: 689-700.

Pitkow X, Sompolinsky H, Meister M (2007) A neural computation for visual acuity in the presence of eye movements. PLoS Biol 5: e331.

updated: 04/15/2014